Accession Number : ADD016292

Title :   Chemiluminescent Microemulsions.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Oct 88, patented 29 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Richard

Report Date : 29 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention is directed to a light producing microemulsion formed in the presence of a surfactant/cosurfactant pair from an oil phase medium having at least an oxalate derivative and a fluorescer compound dissolved in it and an aqueous phase medium containing at least an oxidant dissolved in it. The light produced in such a microemulsion can be used to analyze aqueous oxidant-containing samples by comparing the amount of light produced by a microemulsion formed from a known quantity of an oxidant to a similar sample containing an unknown quantity of an oxidant. The comparison can be made by any well known photosensitive means and can be computerized.

Descriptors :   *OXIDIZERS, *PATENTS, *CHEMILUMINESCENCE, *EMULSIONS, LIGHT, OILS, OXALATES, PHASE, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES

Subject Categories : Optics
      Physical Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE